Chiffon Maxi

Chiffon Maxi

DIY chiffon maxi dress by Lexi Made using Cotton and Curls tutorial

I have had this amazing chiffon fabric sitting in my fabric stash since March and I finally decided to make something with it.  I couldn’t decide if I wanted to make something for my girls or be selfish and keep it for myself.  I couldn’t get a flowing maxi dress out of my head so I finally decide to keep it for me and cross my fingers that I could make something awesome with it!  I stumbled across this awesome tutorial by Cotton and Curls for a wrap maxi dress and thought it would be the perfect starting point for the dress I had in my head.  You can find the tutorial HERE.

DIY chiffon maxi dress by Lexi Made using Cotton and Curls tutorial

I was super hesitant at first but I decided to get my dress form out and just go for it!  I know I wanted a wide shoulder/cap sleeve look so to achieve that I made the shoulders to the bodice extra wide and then gathered them slightly at the shoulder seam.  It worked out perfectly and just what I had in mind.

DIY chiffon maxi dress by Lexi Made using Cotton and Curls tutorial

Because the chiffon is obviously sheer I used a white lightweight peach skin type fabric to line the entire dress.  Using a teal color to match the fabric might have been the proper thing to do but I loved the way the white made the chiffon look so I went for it.

DIY chiffon maxi dress by Lexi Made using Cotton and Curls tutorial

I also love how the dress is a wrap dress.  It allows you to see your shoes and just a little bit of leg.  It is wrapped over far enough to both sides so that you don’t see too much.  It’s perfect.

DIY chiffon maxi dress by Lexi Made using Cotton and Curls tutorial

To attach the dress without ties I used buttons because that is all I had at the moment.  I plan to get some snaps instead but just haven’t been able to yet.  I absolutely LOVE this dress and plan to wear it to a wedding later this month.  I’m pretty proud of this creation and am feeling more confident sewing for myself.

DIY chiffon maxi dress by Lexi Made using Cotton and Curls tutorial

I hope you have found some inspiration from this post!  If you have been wanting to sew for yourself just go for it!

Happy sewing!

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